Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Clarendon got its white Christmas. The day after was white too, and so was the day after that. Reports from the Donley County Sheriff’s Office put the total snowfall on December 25 and 26 at about 18 inches, making travel extremely hazardous and keeping deputies and reserve deputies busy with rescues. “People call to ask […]

Currently underway and lasting through mid March, the Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District will be conducting its annual winter water level measurement program throughout the District.  The following counties will have winter water level measurements taken from them: Armstrong, Carson, Donley, Gray, Hutchinson, Potter, Roberts, and Wheeler. Winter water level measurement’s help not only the District, […]

Dr. John Howard, Clarendon Family Medical Center The flu season is upon us, and we can expect cases to start appearing in the Panhandle shortly.  I hope everyone has had an opportunity to get a flu shot.  If you haven’t, it is still not too late.                          The Texas Department of Health recommends the vaccine for […]

Leon J. Church, County Agent The Donley County Ag Producers Roundtable session will be held again this year.  The  first of these sessions will be held on Wednesday, January 3.  Dr. Brent Bean, Agronomist with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service in Amarillo, will speak on Alternative Crops. This is a very timely topic, where we […]

The Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) Exit level tests will be offered this spring at Clarendon High School. Any qualified individuals who are no longer enrolled in a Texas public school and who wish to register to retake the TAAS (or TEAMS) tests may pick up a registration packet from the Counselor’s office located […]

Clarendon College instructor and longtime Donley County 4-H program supporter, Jerry Hawkins received the Texas Agricultural Extension Service Panhandle District’s ‘Friend of Extension’ award. Hawkins’ was recognized during ceremonies held recently at the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center in Amarillo.  He was cited for his contributions and leadership as a 4-H volunteer and resource […]

AUSTIN – Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander last week sent local governments their final sales tax rebates for 2000, including $191.5 million to Texas cities and $15.7 million to counties. Local rebates were down for Donley County communities. Clarendon’s rebate was down nearly 32 percent from this time last year for a total of $15,391.43. […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – US Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted last week for legislation that will provide rural hospitals, nursing homes, home health care agencies, and other key providers with more than $35 billion in relief. Thornberry said that the relief money is in response to the way the 1997 Balanced Budget Act was implemented.  It […]

By Valerie Avery BIG SPRING – Social obligations, activities, and daily chores can sap the strength many people need to make the marathon stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The compulsion to fill those four-plus weeks with events that we believe will recreate a Christmas of our past creates unnecessary stress.  Stress steals necessary resources we […]

State Rep. Warren Chisum will be in Clarendon Friday, January 5, 2001, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the CHS Auditorium. The state legislator has planned 24 town hall meetings in early January to hear from the voters and to provide an overview of what to expect from the Texas Legislature. “State government works best […]